The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP
Rank 73 59 52
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing HP 101 99 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.58% 2.69% 2.94%
As % of the Vendors category 5.66% 5.93% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 38 47
Median daily rate £377 £340 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% +14.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £182 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £348 £327
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 12
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -34.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £16.77 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+37.12% +21.98%
HP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1786 1669 1343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.61% 45.30% 42.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1040 836 667
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 109 115
Median hourly rate £20.45 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.82% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £34.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing HP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 50 £355 +4.41% 8
Cheshire -1 29 £425 +6.25% 1
Lancashire -4 12 £291 -2.89% 1
Merseyside -9 8 £325 +73.33% 1
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for HP.

1 82 (41.00%) Windows
2 74 (37.00%) VMware
3 63 (31.50%) Active Directory
4 57 (28.50%) Citrix
5 54 (27.00%) Windows Server
6 51 (25.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (19.50%) SQL
9 38 (19.00%) Data Centre
10 36 (18.00%) Cisco
10 36 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (17.50%) Microsoft
11 35 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (16.00%) SQL Server
13 31 (15.50%) Finance
14 30 (15.00%) Migration
15 27 (13.50%) Microsoft App-V
15 27 (13.50%) ITIL
15 27 (13.50%) IBM
16 25 (12.50%) Linux
16 25 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
17 23 (11.50%) SAN
17 23 (11.50%) AppSense
17 23 (11.50%) Application Packaging
18 22 (11.00%) JIRA
18 22 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (11.00%) Oracle
18 22 (11.00%) MS Office
19 21 (10.50%) Java
19 21 (10.50%) Project Management

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.50%) IIS
5 6 (3.00%) JBoss
5 6 (3.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.00%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.50%) Confluence
8 2 (1.00%) Apache
8 2 (1.00%) Drupal
8 2 (1.00%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.00%) Liferay
8 2 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (11.00%) MS Office
2 20 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.00%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.50%) IaaS
2 8 (4.00%) Office 365
3 7 (3.50%) PaaS
4 5 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.50%) SoftLayer
6 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.50%) SAN
2 21 (10.50%) NetScaler
3 20 (10.00%) DHCP
4 19 (9.50%) DNS
5 16 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 14 (7.00%) WAN
7 13 (6.50%) Firewall
8 12 (6.00%) LAN
9 8 (4.00%) VoIP
9 8 (4.00%) Wireless
10 7 (3.50%) HTTP
10 7 (3.50%) Internet
11 5 (2.50%) FTP
12 4 (2.00%) IP Telephony
12 4 (2.00%) OpenScape
13 3 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (1.50%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.50%) VLAN
13 3 (1.50%) VPN
13 3 (1.50%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.50%) DB2
3 4 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.50%) MS Access
4 3 (1.50%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) Big Data
5 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (11.00%) JIRA
2 14 (7.00%) Selenium
3 13 (6.50%) HP UFT
4 10 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 10 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.50%) LoadRunner
5 9 (4.50%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.00%) TestDirector
7 3 (1.50%) Toad
8 2 (1.00%) Introscope
8 2 (1.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.50%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.50%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (15.50%) Finance
2 11 (5.50%) Banking
2 11 (5.50%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.00%) Retail
4 8 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.00%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.00%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.50%) Front Office
6 1 (0.50%) Games
6 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (15.50%) Analyst
2 24 (12.00%) Architect
3 21 (10.50%) Citrix Specialist
4 17 (8.50%) Test Analyst
5 15 (7.50%) Consultant
5 15 (7.50%) Test Manager
6 13 (6.50%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
7 8 (4.00%) Network Engineer
7 8 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.50%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (3.00%) Administrator
9 6 (3.00%) IT Engineer
9 6 (3.00%) Server Engineer
9 6 (3.00%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.00%) Test Automation Manager
9 6 (3.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.50%) XML
2 11 (5.50%) SOAP
3 7 (3.50%) Middleware
4 5 (2.50%) REST
4 5 (2.50%) Web Services
5 4 (2.00%) XSD
6 3 (1.50%) .NET
6 3 (1.50%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.00%) EDI
7 2 (1.00%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (1.00%) JSON
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.00%) WAP
7 2 (1.00%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.50%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.50%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.50%) RESTful
8 1 (0.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.00%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.50%) Fat Client
2 19 (9.50%) Thin Client
3 15 (7.50%) Clustering
4 9 (4.50%) Algorithms
4 9 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.00%) Life Science
6 6 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.00%) HP Storage
6 6 (3.00%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.00%) FlexPod
7 4 (2.00%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.00%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.00%) PKI
7 4 (2.00%) PMI
8 3 (1.50%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.50%) FMCG
8 3 (1.50%) VCE vBlock
8 3 (1.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 82 (41.00%) Windows
2 54 (27.00%) Windows Server
3 51 (25.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (12.50%) Linux
7 19 (9.50%) Unix
8 15 (7.50%) Solaris
9 14 (7.00%) Windows 7
10 13 (6.50%) AIX
10 13 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (6.00%) HPUX
12 3 (1.50%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.00%) SUSE
13 2 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.00%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.50%) Android
14 1 (0.50%) VME
14 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.00%) Migration
2 27 (13.50%) ITIL
3 23 (11.50%) Application Packaging
4 22 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (10.50%) Project Management
6 19 (9.50%) Test Scripting
7 16 (8.00%) Defect Management
7 16 (8.00%) Risk Management
7 16 (8.00%) Test Management
8 15 (7.50%) Functional Testing
9 14 (7.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 13 (6.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 12 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (6.00%) Service Management
11 12 (6.00%) Waterfall
12 10 (5.00%) IT Governance
12 10 (5.00%) TDD
12 10 (5.00%) V-Model
13 9 (4.50%) BDD
13 9 (4.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.50%) SQL
2 21 (10.50%) Java
3 20 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 13 (6.50%) PL/SQL
5 11 (5.50%) C#
6 10 (5.00%) Ruby
7 8 (4.00%) C
8 4 (2.00%) VB
9 3 (1.50%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.00%) Python
11 1 (0.50%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.50%) C++
11 1 (0.50%) COBOL
11 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (10.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (6.50%) MCSE
4 12 (6.00%) CCNA
5 11 (5.50%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.50%) MCSA
7 8 (4.00%) MCP
7 8 (4.00%) PMI Certification
8 7 (3.50%) Degree
9 6 (3.00%) ISTQB
10 5 (2.50%) CCNP
10 5 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.00%) PMP
11 4 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (2.00%) RHCE
12 3 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.50%) RHCA
13 2 (1.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.50%) QA
2 6 (3.00%) SLA
3 4 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 63 (31.50%) Active Directory
2 35 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (13.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (9.50%) XenApp
5 18 (9.00%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (4.00%) vSphere
7 6 (3.00%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (2.00%) Brightmail
8 4 (2.00%) Firmware
8 4 (2.00%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.00%) XenServer
9 3 (1.50%) NFS
9 3 (1.50%) Xen
10 2 (1.00%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.50%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.50%) KVM
11 1 (0.50%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 25 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (6.50%) SCCM
3 10 (5.00%) SCOrch
4 7 (3.50%) NetBackup
4 7 (3.50%) Puppet
4 7 (3.50%) SCOM
5 5 (2.50%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.00%) Data Guard
6 4 (2.00%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.50%) DameWare
7 3 (1.50%) EdgeSight
7 3 (1.50%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.50%) Nagios
7 3 (1.50%) OpenView
7 3 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.00%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.00%) SmoothWall
8 2 (1.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 74 (37.00%) VMware
2 57 (28.50%) Citrix
3 36 (18.00%) Cisco
4 35 (17.50%) Microsoft
5 27 (13.50%) IBM
6 23 (11.50%) AppSense
7 22 (11.00%) Oracle
8 20 (10.00%) Wyse
9 17 (8.50%) 3PAR
10 16 (8.00%) Dell
11 13 (6.50%) Red Hat
12 12 (6.00%) EMC
13 11 (5.50%) NetApp
13 11 (5.50%) Symantec
14 9 (4.50%) SAP
15 8 (4.00%) Sun
16 4 (2.00%) 3Com
16 4 (2.00%) BT
16 4 (2.00%) Compaq
16 4 (2.00%) ION Trading